About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description A unidimensional measure of child mindfulness adapted from the adult MAAS.
Example I could be feeling a certain way and not realise it until later
Link https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kimberly_Schonert-Reichl/publication/257795419_A_Validation_Study_of_the_Mindful_Attention_Awareness_Scale_Adapted_for_Children/links/0046353515614cb6e1000000/A-Validation-Study-of-the-Mindful-Attention-Awareness-Scale

Implementation details

No. of items 15
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 9-12
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .82-.84
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Single factor so
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Positive and Negative Affect Schedule positive affect subscale, r= .19 and negative affect subscale, r= -.52; Rumination, r= -.56; Spence Anxiety Scale, r= -.39; Children's Depression Inventory, r= -.47
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Lawlor, M. S., Schonert-Reichl, K. A., Gadermann, A. M., & Zumbo, B. D. (2014). A validation study of the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale adapted for children. Mindfulness, 5(6), 730-741. doi:10.1007/s12671-013-0228-4